How to format your references using the IEEE Latin America Transactions citation style

This is a short guide how to format citations and the bibliography in a manuscript for IEEE Latin America Transactions. For a complete guide how to prepare your manuscript refer to the journal's instructions to authors.

Using reference management software

Typically you don't format your citations and bibliography by hand. The easiest way is to use a reference manager:

PaperpileThe citation style is built in and you can choose it in Settings > Citation Style or Paperpile > Citation Style in Google Docs.
EndNoteFind the style here: output styles overview
Mendeley, Zotero, Papers, and othersThe style is either built in or you can download a CSL file that is supported by most references management programs.
BibTeXBibTeX syles are usually part of a LaTeX template. Check the instructions to authors if the publisher offers a LaTeX template for this journal.

Journal articles

Those examples are references to articles in scholarly journals and how they are supposed to appear in your bibliography.

Not all journals organize their published articles in volumes and issues, so these fields are optional. Some electronic journals do not provide a page range, but instead list an article identifier. In a case like this it's safe to use the article identifier instead of the page range.

A journal article with 1 author
C. D. Gregory, “Cell biology: The disassembly of death,” Nature, vol. 507, no. 7492, pp. 312–313, Mar. 2014.
A journal article with 2 authors
T. Sato and H. Clevers, “Growing self-organizing mini-guts from a single intestinal stem cell: mechanism and applications,” Science, vol. 340, no. 6137, pp. 1190–1194, Jun. 2013.
A journal article with 3 authors
M. E. Carlson, M. Hsu, and I. M. Conboy, “Imbalance between pSmad3 and Notch induces CDK inhibitors in old muscle stem cells,” Nature, vol. 454, no. 7203, pp. 528–532, Jul. 2008.
A journal article with 4 or more authors
B. Benoff et al., “Structural basis of transcription activation: the CAP-alpha CTD-DNA complex,” Science, vol. 297, no. 5586, pp. 1562–1566, Aug. 2002.

Books and book chapters

Here are examples of references for authored and edited books as well as book chapters.

An authored book
G. M. Evans and J. C. Furlong, Environmental Biotechnology. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2010.
An edited book
K. Li, L. Jia, X. Sun, M. Fei, and G. W. Irwin, Eds., Life System Modeling and Intelligent Computing: International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation, LSMS 2010, and International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment, ICSEE 2010, Wuxi, China, September 17-20, 2010. Proceedings, Part III, vol. 6330. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2010.
A chapter in an edited book
C. Rhee, S. Han, B. Choi, and J. Song, “Scalable Overlay Multicast Architecture,” in Frontiers of High Performance Computing and Networking – ISPA 2006 Workshops: ISPA 2006 International Workshops, FHPCN, XHPC, S-GRACE, GridGIS, HPC-GTP, PDCE, ParDMCom, WOMP, ISDF, and UPWN, Sorrento, Italy, December 4-7, 2006. Proceedings, G. Min, B. D. Martino, L. T. Yang, M. Guo, and G. Rünger, Eds. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer, 2006, pp. 31–36.

Web sites

Sometimes references to web sites should appear directly in the text rather than in the bibliography. Refer to the Instructions to authors for IEEE Latin America Transactions.

Blog post
S. Luntz, “Insects Have Been Carrying Camouflage Since The Dinosaurs,” IFLScience, Jun. 24, 2016. (accessed Oct. 30, 2018).


This example shows the general structure used for government reports, technical reports, and scientific reports. If you can't locate the report number then it might be better to cite the report as a book. For reports it is usually not individual people that are credited as authors, but a governmental department or agency like "U. S. Food and Drug Administration" or "National Cancer Institute".

Government report
Government Accountability Office, “Space Shuttle: NASA Should Implement Independent Oversight of Software Development,” U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, IMTEC-91-20, Feb. 1991.

Theses and dissertations

Theses including Ph.D. dissertations, Master's theses or Bachelor theses follow the basic format outlined below.

Doctoral dissertation
R. B. Tripathi, “Oligodendrogensis Following Experimental Spinal Cord Injury,” Doctoral dissertation, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2008.

News paper articles

Unlike scholarly journals, news papers do not usually have a volume and issue number. Instead, the full date and page number is required for a correct reference.

New York Times article
B. Shpigel, “Its Sports Fandom Evolving, Atlanta Chases Football Glory,” New York Times, p. A1, Feb. 03, 2017.

In-text citations

References should be cited in the text by sequential numbers in square brackets:

This sentence cites one reference [1].
This sentence cites two references [1], [2].
This sentence cites four references [1]–[4].

About the journal

Full journal titleIEEE Latin America Transactions
ISSN (print)1548-0992
ScopeGeneral Computer Science
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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